Sunday, April 10, 2011

NDP Platform; Spend! Spend! Spend!

After seeing the NDP unveil their policy platform, my first thought was of the terrible fiscal horror that would befall Canada if Jack Layton ever became Finance Minister. It is unclear what Jack's role would be in a coalition government, but I would like to hear Ignatieff rule out Layton for Finance. It would help me sleep at night. John Ivison at the National Post wrote a piece noting the number of similarities between the Liberal and NDP platforms. Clearly the Libs have shifted to the left prior to any coalition attempt to make it a smoother transition. This shift has been a slow gradual creep which started at Thinkapalooza.

The closed doors meetings at Thinkfest 2010 seems to have produced a consensus that the Liberals need a more socialist platform; be it to woo NDP voters or narrowing the zone of agreement to where both parties agree on most issues and can work together more effortlessly.


  1. The liberal and ndp fiscal platforms are fantasies.
    Someone needs to ask them for a coalition fiscal platform.
    You know, the one that includes the bloc extortion for propping up the coalition.

  2. Just want to point out that could the NDP really do less then racking up a 58 billion dollar deficit? Answer: no.